Saturday, 28 May 2016

Mango habanero salsa


Harvest time! Yippee! My over-wintered habanero has ripe pods!

 I picked one of them, to use in a mango salsa, to go with the grilled tuna tonight.

The recipe - my basic mango habanero salsa:
 1 ripe mango
1 yellow habanero
1 fresh red onion, chopped
1 lime, juice from it
1-2 tablespoons caper, chopped
A lot of cilantro, finely chopped

This habanero was amazingly hot. As I'm writing this, my fingers are still burning from saving the seeds. Exactly how it should be :-)

Wishing you a great weekend!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Moving out a few of them


I guess I have too many peppers. Some of my Capsicum annuum got spider mites. Not fun at all, but hopefully they will survive.

The ones under attack are:
  • Serrano
  • Mareka Fana (Berbere)
  • Roumanian Giallo
  • CA1
So in order to avoid that these little bastard mites do not to spread to other plants, I moved them out to the balcony today. and they will stay out there from now on.

Here they are under the protective net

But there is still a happy bunch inside.
Happy bunch
Last year's "Wild Brasil" has one ripe pod. They were very hot, but without any special taste.

The chiles are not alone out there. The black currant is outside all year around. Amazing that it survives being deep frozen during the winter. Here together with my peppermint and aloe vera.
More friends on the balcony
The agave will also stay there for the rest of the season. The defense system of the agave is amazing. I don't know how many times I have got one of those thorns in my forehead, legs, arms or hands.
Don't mess with me

Hot regards,

Thursday, 5 May 2016

The starter kit for a great lunch


The starter kit for a great lunch :-)

First. This sign near the salad bar made me smile!

Second. So nice to be able to have pickled cucumbers and jalapeños as a side dish.

Hot regards,

Sunday, 24 April 2016

First visit to Diamante and the Peperoncino Festival

My first trip to Diamante was in 2001. The festival was in September, and the weather was great!

Welcome to the wonderful world of chile peppers :-)

Even chile peppers painted in the street to show the way

Peperoncino house from 1630

Harald and I are posing :-)

Having a break

Roasting peppers on the street. Fantastic smell.

Pepper sauce :-)

Even the barbershop is using chile peppers

And as decoration in the shoe store

And clothes...

Spicy ice cream

Nice hair cut

Diamante sunset


Up north, in Pisa

Peperoncinos in Genoa (?)

Diamante is a great place. Maybe it's getting time to go back there one day. :-)

Hot regards,